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A number of Orange County’s top entrepreneurs were honored on March 10 at the 15th annual Business Journal Entrepreneurs of the Year awards lunch, which drew a crowd of about 340 to Hotel Irvine.
John Wayne Airport had 812,000 passengers in January, 10% more than the same month last year.
The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships and a meeting and trade show related to the event.
Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, Cal State University-Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts will develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE).
Visit Anaheim has formed Sports Anaheim to attract amateur sporting events to Orange County. Roy Edmondson, vice president of sports development for the destination marketing organization, will lead the new division.
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach put together a $140 million financing and land acquisition deal for its long-planned expansion.
Former Disneyland Resort President Jack Lindquist died Sunday. He was 88.
Bryant Francis has resigned as Long Beach Airport director to take a similar role at Oakland International Airport.
Fewer hotels sold for more money last year in Orange County.
Irvine-based Pacifica Hotels bought the San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort in Cambria, Calif.
Irvine-based Razer Inc. sold a 5% stake in the gaming technology company for $75 million to China-based LianLuo, an affiliate of Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Technology, news reports and Hangzhou said.
Orange County had 37 hotels with 6,705 rooms under construction or in planning at the end of 2015, a report by Irvine-based Atlas Hospitality Group Inc. said.
Alaska Airlines plans three daily nonstop flights between John Wayne Airport and San Jose starting June 5, "to connect business travelers between Southern California and Silicon Valley," a spokesperson said.
Data from the Orange County Visitors Association show increases in revenue per available room and room rates at local hotels this year.
Laguna Beach-based NextVR Inc. will broadcast virtual reality content in a five-year agreement with Fox Sports.